What happened with the Stella Maris opportunity?

The board decided in May of 2017 that the combination of legal costs from a planned lawsuit opposing a public structure at the former Stella Maris site and the drawn out struggle it was intended to generate were not in the library’s or community’s best interests. While the board of trustees didn’t have enough time to gather all the information needed to decide if the Stella Maris site would have ultimately worked for us, we felt it was best to move on.